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I love reading History. I find it more fascinating than most fiction. Although a registered Independent voter, my political and social views lean to a conservative outlook. Both major political parties are, in my opinion, totally bankrupt in ideals and intent. Both pull too far in their respective direction, and all have sold themselves to the highest bidders. A New England Yankee, I have great admiration for the founders of our nation. The early ones, Washington, Adams Jefferson and others put their lives on the line. Add Madison, Franklin and more. We are most fortunate that our Revolution/Rebellion was organized and led by educated, enlightened men (not to forget Abigail and some other uncelebrated women) who thought far into the future, and it took other men like Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and FDR to maintain the hopes & dreams of millions. France's Revolution started well, but was taken over by lesser men, and fell into the Reign of Terror, and the Guillotine. Russia suffered Lenin & Trotsky. We were luckier! I cannot get through the day without reading the Comics. Regular comics first, then the Political 'toons. Unemployed for 35 months, I finally landed a good position with a good company! However, now I have less time to comment, (a relief to some) and less time to read other comments. Just typing out my gripes & diatribes gives me a feeling of being a little less helpless, and I feel better having said it. Sometimes I goof. I do like reading other comments: occasionally I learn something.

Recent Comments

  1. 3 days ago on Ted Rall

    If we are willing to VOTE OUT OF OFFICE those congresspersons who keep giving the wealthy tax cuts, then, MAYBE, we can concentrate on helping our own!

  2. 3 days ago on Scott Stantis

    After reading about the results of indiscriminant bombing of Guernica, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Kirkenes, Finnmark, London and Coventry, I find it difficult to feel much pity for the Germans, who are uptight that the British came back and showed them how to do it properly.

  3. 3 days ago on Ted Rall

    Did Mr Paulson even think of setting up a foundation or two to help people made homeless due to their once-good-paying career job being “relocated” to India or Rumania? How about a shelter for women who are/were being physically abused by husbands or exes? What would it have cost him to set up a few food banks to feed the poor, the homeless? Nah! That is NOT what Harvard is teaching their Business Majors. Maximize Profits. Increase Shareholder Value. Lobby Congress to get rid of Social Security, Medicare, OSHA, EPA and whatever financial regulations are still on the books. John A. Paulson: Favorite son of Harvard University, Front-Line Warrioir for the Billionaire Class and Unregulated Capitalism.

  4. 3 days ago on Ted Rall

    Hedge fund multi-billionaire John A. Paulson is, to me, the very essence of American Capitalism. This IS a man who saw what was coming to hit the U.S. economy head-on, before 2008. He knew that the derivitive packages were going to implode, and take the international economies down with them. For a man who had the phone number of the WH, did he call and warn G.W. Bush (not that he would have done anything to forestall the coming crash)? No. What he did was to buy up all the dirivitive packages he could , ONLY THE ONES INSURED BY THE GOVT, and when the implosion came, he cashed in on untold billions of dollars more from the TARP fund And in 2015, he gave a donation of $400,000.00 to his beloved Alma-Mater, Harvard University, which, literally, has more money than it knows what to do with!(Part Two; below

  5. 3 days ago on Matt Wuerker

    Second thought: I am NOT referring to Christ, in Wuerker’s toon, as one of these “Evangelists”.

  6. 3 days ago on Matt Wuerker

    These “Evangelists” which the U.S. government tolerates (as long as they make “contributions”) ARE NOT PART OF ANY LEGITIMATE religion. They, Billy Graham included, are merely successful hustlers who made it big. They get the tax breaks, live large, and always get their “congregations” to pony up some more! No one ever went broke peddling God or sex.

  7. 3 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    In a way, he elevated it. A BLACK president? McConnell and others were totally abashed that these people, in this democratic society, would DARE to put a Black Man in as president. McConnell said his greatest pleasure in life was when he told Obama to his face that he would not get his SCOTUS nominee passed!

  8. 3 days ago on Ted Rall

    Yes, NOW we should support Ukraine, or Russian expansion will continue, at the expense of other neighboring nations. BUT, as I think Rall is trying to point out, we have been largely ignoring the lot of the growing homeless. Thanks to the hundreds (Thousands?) of US businesses who sent their manufacturing, tech support and customer service jobs out of the country, parked their billions in offshore accounts, even having their yachts built overseas, millions of Americans were left stranded. Congress does keep a close watch on the millionaire+ class, ensuring that no laws are enacted which would take even a penny away from their maximized profits!

  9. 3 days ago on Scott Stantis

    If Truman vetoed it use, and the invasion of the Japanese mainland occured, (The ARMY was in total control, not the Emperor), dragging the war on for almost another year with 100,000, 200,000 or more deaths of American soldiers, sailors and airmen, how could the Government in Washington explain things to the parents, widows and children? They had THE weapon, but thought it too unkind to employ it and halt the daily killing?

  10. 3 days ago on Scott Stantis

    Wasn’t quite like that, Ironhold. Truman was briefed repeatedly about the then-know effects of the bomb. There WAS passionate debate among the few high-ups in the know, about the morality of using it. If Hitler, Tojo or Stalin somehow developed a bomb first, do you think any one of them would have hesitated a moment to use it against London, Paris, D.C. or San Francisco?